If you want to buy a phone and don’t want to bust the bank, consider British phone price comparison site Omio.com. It features special offers from end of the range clearance sales – like a giant online bargain bin, collecting offers from shops and sites around the UK.
So on phones like the iPhone 3GS it has just got the standard O2 offers, but there’s a range of other good handsets with decent offers: Blackberry Curves with ten pounds off a monthly contract, for example.
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They recommend SIM-only deals as providing the best long-term value for customers.
Omio reckon consumers can save up to 40% on handsets by buying online compared with the high street and flag up an example where the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handset, which usually costs £48.95 on £25 per month tariff, could be had for free with a half-price tariff and more minutes.
Obviously not every phone is going to be that reduced, but the site is worth a look before launching in on a big buy.